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best romance novel series

5 BEST ROMANCE NOVEL SERIES

The best romance novel series capture your heart on page one and refuse to let you go, a thousand pages later. Just as television programs are beginning to seriously compete with films, romance novel series are giving readers the opportunity to get much deeper into a character’s life and psyche….

MY SADOMASOCHISTIC KNIGHT IN SHINING ARMOUR

These days the “knight in shining armour” is more like a cheap chocolate wrapped in alfoil; overly saccharine and with a vaguely oily aftertaste. But go back a few hundred years and you’ll find that the truth ain’t so sweet. In 1936 C.S Lewis described courtly love as, “love of…

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FOR THE LOVE OF GOD

Look at this picture; what do you see? It is a familiar subject; two lovers in warm embrace, the man’s faint smile met by the woman’s earnest entreat. There is however, a fatal twist. Note the white sash she holds at his arm, as it is in this small detail…

HISTORY IN COLOUR

As a sufferer of romantic sensibilities, I grow strangely sentimental when I look at images from bygone eras. Perhaps they remind me of my own mortality – the brevity of generations and ages, but I think it’s also a longing to return to something lost, like a time travel victim…

Best historical romance novels

15 BEST HISTORICAL ROMANCE NOVELS

“Historical romance novels are just fairytales for grownups…”     Even the best historical romance novels have had a rough ride at my hands. In my early days on film sets they were a covert addiction between takes…to be caught reading anything lighter than The Death of Ivan Illych was akin…